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Early Origins of the Demetriou family

The surname Demetriou was first found in Suffolk where Leuric Demere was listed at Bury St Edmunds c. 1095. Later in Staffordshire, we found Alan Demus at Trentham in 1250 and Richard le Demor, le Demur in 1201 and 1357. [1]

The name literally means judge, from the "[Old English déma, démere, a judge]" [2] One source claims the name "as well as Damory, is said to have been derived from the Norman fief of De la Mer, near the mouth of the Seine." [3]

Early History of the Demetriou family

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Demetriou Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: DeMeer, DeMere, Deemer, Deamer, Demer, Demers, Deem, Deam, Delamere, Demera, Demur, Demurr and many more.

Early Notables of the Demetriou family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Demetriou family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Etienne Demers, who arrived in Quebec in 1644; Andre Demers, who arrived in Montreal in 1651; Thomas Demor, who arrived in Virginia in 1665; Ludowig Demer, who came to Pennsylvania in 1737.

Contemporary Notables of the name Demetriou (post 1700) +

  • George Demetriou, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948 [4]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook